LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-30-2003, 09:39 PM   #1
StlthMd
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2001
Location: Minnesota
Distribution: Red Hat 9
Posts: 57

Rep: Reputation: 15
Having problems installing apps in Linux and finding where they are...


I downloaded some apps, WineX for instance, and I don't know how to install it I extracted everything and all, tried installing, but I guess I am not doing it right. Also, do the programs instal into the "start menu" or what? Anyway, thanx for the help.





Stealth -
 
Old 07-30-2003, 10:03 PM   #2
LogicG8
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
Distribution: Gentoo Unstable (what a misnomer)
Posts: 380

Rep: Reputation: 30
To get 'real' help you'll have to pose a more specific
question, but in general:

If you downloaded a file that ends in .rpm
you can install it by entering this command
in a shell as root

rpm -Uvh package.rpm

you can see where it installed the
files it created with rpm -q package
for details

man rpm

if you download a file that ends in .tar.gz
it is most likely the source code for the
program you wish to run. You can
extract it with the command:

tar xzf package.tar.gz

It will create a new directory
you should go into that directory
and read the documentation there
on building the program.

There are two files that are normally
present called INSTALL and README

you should read them and do what
they say.

if you downloaded a file that ends in .tar.bz2
it is the same as a .tar.gz except you extract
it with

tar xjf package.tar.bz2

There are other ways to install software
(self extracting binaries .deb, etc) but
without a specific question I can't really help
 
Old 08-04-2003, 04:42 PM   #3
zeppelin
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Athens, Greece
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 182

Rep: Reputation: 30
see README and INSTALL (here are the commands) if you compile from source..

anyway, after all that a good advice is to run 'updatedb'

and after that you have a database (that should be updated often) and you can search in it for you files via the command 'locate xxx' where xxx stands for what you're looking for

Not start menu here (some programs do it though) [eg. opera]
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Finding Installed Apps Premo_Maggot Linux - Newbie 9 12-01-2005 03:35 PM
apps not finding glib corbis_demon Linux - Software 2 11-18-2005 04:32 PM
Problems installing apps porsher_puddles Linux - Newbie 20 08-11-2005 07:10 PM
Problems installing apps corbis_demon Linux - Newbie 4 06-28-2004 09:34 AM
Problems finding a working XF86Config installing Mandrake 9.2. desperate_dan Linux - Newbie 4 01-18-2004 12:25 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:38 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration